Hygiene & Exams
At York Lanes Dental Office in Toronto, we provide preventive hygiene care, including dental cleanings and exams, to help you maintain good oral health.
What is Preventive Hygiene?
Preventive hygiene includes attending regular dental cleanings and exams as well as following a good daily oral health care routines. These important practices can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
A dental cleaning, recommended at least twice a year, is a professional deep cleaning of your teeth by your dental hygienist.
They will begin by using an electric brush to help loosen the tartar on your teeth. Next, they will use an instrument called a scaler to remove any remaining tartar and plaque build-up between your teeth and along your gum line. Finally, they with floss and polish your teeth to leave you with a clean smile.
Your cleaning may also include a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral commonly used in dentistry to help rebuild the minerals in the enamel of your teeth to prevent or reverse tooth decay. At York Lanes Dental Office, we provide fluoride treatment for adults and children.
A dental examination performed by your dentist is also recommended at least twice a year, and usually takes place before or after a dental cleaning.
These exams provide an opportunity for your dentist to identify any oral health issues and make a plan to treat them. During the exam, they will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums and bite. An exam may also include oral cancer screening, digital x-rays and additional diagnostic procedures as needed.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Your dentist has the skill and training to detect early signs of oral cancer. During the screening, they will closely examine the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues and gums for any signs of oral cancer including red patches and sores, leukoplakia (hardened white or gray lesions), and lumps.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm*
- Sunday: Closed